shotoga
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WD1001FALS hard drive does not boot up in my dell dimension e520

i bought a WD1001FALS Western digital 1tb hard drive, only to find out it was a mac hard drive. I researched and formatted the system to NTFS with my old hard drive, but when i try to boot without the old one it doesnt load, it just stays in the boot screen. I installed windows xp on it. Please help

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Re: WD1001FALS hard drive does not boot up in my dell dimension e520

Hi shotoga,

First, the model WD1001FALS is compatible with your desktop. It is not a Mac hard drive.

You must install the operating system in order to boot with the new drive. Please click the link below for a guide to reinstalling Windows on the new drive.

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shotoga
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Re: WD1001FALS hard drive does not boot up in my dell dimension e520

hello osprey,

there is an apple sign on the hard drive, and i did install windows XP on it, but it still didnt load, i ran a dell hard ware test and it failed the Smart Short self test. Should i keep trying to fix it or just return it?

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Re: WD1001FALS hard drive does not boot up in my dell dimension e520

Return it. Sounds like it's defective.